Aamer Sohail, the former Pakistani opener, has raised strong concerns about Mohammad Nawaz’s underwhelming performances in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023 in India. Nawaz, a 29-year-old left-arm all-rounder, has been under scrutiny for his inability to make a substantial impact both as a bowler and a batsman. Sohail criticized Nawaz’s selection, stating that he had doubts from the start.
Sohail highlighted specific incidents in the matches against India, Australia, and South Africa where Nawaz’s performance fell short of expectations. He emphasized Nawaz’s dismissal in the 46th over with 24 balls remaining in a crucial match against South Africa, suggesting that even a modest contribution could have made a significant difference.
Sohail further criticized Nawaz’s bowling, implying that he is not up to the standard expected at the international level, questioning Pakistan’s decision to include him in the squad. This criticism comes in the backdrop of Pakistan’s one-wicket loss to South Africa, marking their fourth consecutive defeat in the World Cup, a first-time occurrence in a single edition of the tournament. This defeat significantly impacts Pakistan’s chances of reaching the semi-finals, prompting concerns and discussions about their overall team performance.